The Clark Family

IMG_0105John and Fiona Clark have made their home in Ormewood Park for the past 9 years.  They purchased their first home in the neighborhood in 2005, then moved to a larger home in 2010 to start a family.  Now, with two young girls, they are ready to pursue a long-time dream — they have always wanted to live in one of the stately older homes in Historic Druid Hills.

“I work off Briarcliff Road, just north of Druid Hills and I often drive through the neighborhood’s beautiful streets on my way to work or on the way home.  Fiona and I have always been attracted to historic homes and Druid Hills has always been a dream for us”, says John.

A shorter commute and good schools, along with an attraction for large, historic homes have made their home search focused primarily in Druid Hills.  In addition to the larger homes, they also love the large lots with mature trees and landscaping.

Fiona adds, “We envision a home with a large, wooded yard for our kids to explore and play.  Outdoor space to relax and entertain is very important to us, so we find ourselves drawn to the large, wooded lots often found in Druid Hills.  It seems like the perfect match for raising our family”.

John and Fiona are looking for a Historic Druid Hills home with a minimum of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  They would prefer at least 2,800 sq ft, with the option to add living space in the future with an attic, basement or easy addition.  They are willing to do some cosmetic updates, but would prefer not to purchase a “fixer upper”.  They would like to have a large, wooded yard that is at least 1/2 acre.  A garage would be a big plus!  The most important criteria, though, is a good location on a prime lot in Historic Druid Hills, and an older home that has a “stately” feel to it.

Buyer Qualifications:  

  • The Clarks are pre-approved with Amerifund for a loan amount up to $800,000. A pre-approval letter is available upon request.
  • In addition, the Clarks have cash reserves sufficient for a 20% down payment.  Proof of funds is also available upon request.


posted: Jun 22, 2014 | No Responses

Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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